Welcome to the eighth educational blog post in our series on remote monitoring for caregivers of patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). In this post, we will focus on the key takeaway from the 2023 HRS/EHRA/APHRS/LAHRS Expert Consensus Statement on Practical Management of the Remote Device Clinic: The use of third-party resources may offer financial and practical benefits for dealing with increased device clinic volume.
In remote monitoring programs, utilizing third-party resources can provide several benefits for both patients and device clinics. Here are some key advantages:
While utilizing third-party resources can be beneficial, it is essential for device clinics to consider certain factors carefully:
As caregivers, it is crucial to explore the potential benefits of utilizing third-party resources in your remote monitoring program. Conduct thorough research, evaluate the reputation and capabilities of potential partners, and establish strong communication channels. Collaborate with device manufacturers, professional societies, and other healthcare professionals to identify suitable third-party resources that align with your clinic’s needs.
In our next blog post, we will delve into the scheduling considerations and special needs for pediatric patients with CIEDs in remote monitoring programs. Stay tuned for more valuable insights on managing remote monitoring for patients with CIEDs.
*Note: This educational blog post is provided as a service of Cardiac RMS and is based on the 2023 HRS/EHRA/APHRS/LAHRS Expert Consensus Statement on Practical Management of the Remote Device Clinic.
Cardiac RMS LLC is a clinical service partner with expertise in remote monitoring of patients who have a cardiac pacemaker, implantable cardiac defibrillator, implantable heart failure device, or implantable loop recorder. Services also include Virtual Care Management, utilizing Remote Physiologic Monitoring (RPM) and care management to remotely support the treatment of patients with chronic conditions.